Leadership Cohort

In January 2008, CSTA launched the CSTA Leadership Cohort. The goal of the cohort is to identify and support two teacher leaders in each state who are working to improve K–12 computer science education. Since the cohort was launched, cohort members have been working in their respective states to establish K–12 computer science as an essential academic discipline and participating in a cohort online community to share experiences, strategies, and successes.

Through their participation in CSTA Leadership and Advocacy workshops and with the support of documents such as the CSTA Advocacy Toolkit, the cohort members have also been strengthening the leadership qualities needed for effective advocacy, identifying and building partnerships with appropriate stakeholders, and working toward organizing local and state chapters of CSTA.

In order for all of these efforts to be effective, members of the Leadership Cohort will be seeking volunteers to assist them. We will need the combined forces of all CSTA members in order for this project to be successful. To volunteer, contact your state representatives listed below.

If you are passionate about computer science in K–12 education and are interested in volunteering to advocate on its behalf, please contact Lissa at l.clayborn@hq.acm.org.

Alabama
Albert Lilly
Jennie Rountree
Carol Yarbrough

Arizona
Renee Ciezki
Tim McMichael

Arkansas
Carl Frank
Daniel Moix

California (Northern)
Eugene Lemon

Colorado
Susy Johnson

Connecticut
Diane Tung
Chinma Uche

Florida
Joanne Barrett
Jan Yates

Georgia
Crystal Furman
Deepa Muralidhar

Hawaii
Brett Tanaka

Illinois
Baker Franke
Don Yanek

Indiana
Julie Alano
Mindy Hart

Iowa
Steve Ehren
Karen Oloughlin

Kansas
RJ Dake

Maryland
Joseph Greenawalt
Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff
Faye Williamsen

Massachusetts
Padmaja Bandaru
Kelly Powers

Michigan
Barry Webster

Minnesota
Doug Maine
Jennifer Rosato

Mississippi
Dr. Jacqueline Harper
Gayle McDuffa

Nebraska
Dawn Prescott

Nevada
LeAnn Morris

New Hampshire
Tammy Andrew

New Jersey
Mayra Bachrach
Daryl Detrick

New Mexico
Jim Carlton
Albert Simon

New York
Mike Zamansky
Susan Recoon

North Carolina
Susan Morrissett
Sharon Jones

North Dakota
Tom Stokke

Ohio
Stephanie Hoeppner
Angie Thorne

Oregon
Jan Boley

Pennsylvania
Phillip Fuchs
Tammy Pirmann

Tennessee
Jill Pala

Texas
Stacey Armstrong
G. Lynne Ryan

Utah
Helen Hu

Virginia
Rebecca Dovi
John Harrison

Washington
Greg Kilpatrick

Wisconsin
Joe Kmoch

Wyoming
Barbara Sanchez
Zac Opps




   

CSTA works at many levels to support computing education.

Elementary and Middle school
(problem solving &
computational thinking)

High school
(computing &
computer science)

College/university
(enrollment &
transition)

Industry
(engagement &
preparation)